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DATES: 12 Jul 12 - 11 Aug 12
By the end of this century, the human population is likely to be over ten billion. Just twenty five years ago, it was less than five billion.
How are the choices we’re making as a species impacting upon our environment? And how will the sheer force of numbers affect the way we live in the future?
Scientist Stephen Emmott and director Katie Mitchell deliver a new kind of scientific lecture, highlighting key issues being lost in translation in our discussion of the environment.
Scientist Stephen Emmott collaborates with theatre director Katie Mitchell in an exploration of the future of life on Earth.
Ten Billion paints a vivid portrait of a species with its head in the sand.
Stephen Emmott is Head of Computational Science at Microsoft Research and Professor of Computational Science at University of Oxford. His lab is recognised for its pioneering approaches to tackling fundamental problems in science; in particular; outstanding problems in predicting the future of the climate, and the future of life on Earth.
Director Katie Mitchell’s recent credits at the Royal Court include includes Simon S
The Royal Court Theatre is Britain’s leading national company dedicated to new work by innovative writers from the UK and around the world. The theatre’s pivotal role in promoting new voices is undisputed – the New York Times described it as ‘the most important theatre in Europe’.
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